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Cedar Chests - A Perfect Gift That Shows You Care

Are you looking for that perfect gift to give someone? Like, you want it to mean something, have a beautiful look, and be functional all at the same time because you don't want them to just discard it someday? Well, there is a furnishing that has all of those qualities and that furnishing is lovely cedar chests. One would be a fantastic gift for any occasion. At one time cedar chests, sometimes also referred to as hope chests, were only given to the daughters in the family so she could store items in it that she would use for marriage. However, over the years that practical has pretty much fallen by the wayside and this fine furnishing has become a lovely option for pretty much anyone who is in need of some extra storage space. What makes cedar chests such a great storage space option is because of their long, rectangular design and latch or locking top. You can put almost anything in them including extra bedding or sheets that you might have, clothes, shoes, linens, towels, even art supplies, and special k...

 


Leather Furniture - Not Just for Ben Cartwright Anymore

Remember that old TV show Bonanza? It had the Cartwright's working hard on their mega ranch, the Ponderosa, and saving the day from week to week from greedy, no good, evildoers. You remember: the fancy pants big brother Adam, the feisty and impetuous Little Joe (his Pinto horse was the best one), the honorable Dad, Ben (Mr. Cartwright to you and I), and of course, the gentle giant Hoss with his big ten gallon hat. Doin' deals and workin' the doggies. Eatin' large and relaxin' big.Well, lets think about their enviable life for a minute and the role that leather furniture played. When the day's work was done, where did they relax? That's right, on a big leather chair and couch. When Ben needed to celebrate his latest victory over evil, what did he do and where did he go? That's right, he retired to his big comfy leather chair and lit up a big ol' stogie. I'm sure that he didn't even realize the subconscious impact he was having on millions of viewers and the way they came to think about leather furniture. He wa...

 


What Furnishings Do I Need For My First Apartment

A first apartment is an exciting time for any young adult. But knowing what furnishings you need can be a bit of a conundrum. In the old days, most first time apartment dwellers were happy with second hand furnishings and shelving made out of cinder blocks and particle board. But today, there's many more choices, even for those on a small budget. While it may be tempting to go dumpster diving or thrift store shopping, you can work a lot of magic with your limited budget by planning exactly what you need and what you can add later. By not trying to do it all at once, you can invest more money in key items you want to last a long time, such as a bed. If you haven't purchased any furniture yet, make sure you can take measurements of your first apartment before you go shopping or deciding what to take from home. You don't want to spend an hour wrestling a king sized mattress up four flights of stairs, only to find that it won't go up the last flight in your apartment because the opening is too small. To help you...

 




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